New Book By Kaczynski

New Book By Kaczynski

Postby akwilks on Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:55 pm ... 01-018.pdf

Excerpt follows. Note - there are several interesting items. For the first time that I know of, Ted expresses something that Doug and I suspected - he regards the Earth First movement as an example of how a violent revolutionary organization is compromised and weakened by leftists and reformers. Judi Bari played a key role in trying to turn EF from violence to non-violence and discussions with the timber industry. We know now for sure what we had only suspected, which is that TJK would have regarded her as "traitor" worthy of death. Lots of other stuff here, continued call for violent revolution and complete collapse of civlization. Also including some new HANDWRITING.

Note: Emphasis added by me in the Foreward that follows here:

By Ted Kaczynski


I have to begin by saying that I am deeply dissatisfied with this
book. It should have been an organized and systematic exposition
of a series of related ideas. Instead, it is an unorganized collection
of writings that expound the ideas unsystematically. And
some ideas that I consider important are not even mentioned. I
simply have not had the time to organize, rewrite, and complete
the contents of this book.

The principal reason why I have not had time is that agencies
of the United States Government have created unnecessary legal
difficulties for me. To mention only the most important of these
difficulties, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District
of California has formally proposed to round up and confiscate
the original and every copy of everything I have ever written and
turn over all such papers to my alleged “victims” through a fictitious
sale that will allow the “victims” to acquire all of the papers
without having to pay anything for them. Under this plan, the
government would even confiscate papers that I have given to
libraries, including papers that have been on library shelves for
several years. The documents in which the United States Attorney
has put forward this proposal are available to the public:
They are Document 704 and Document 713, Case Number
CR-S-96-259 GEB, United States District Court for the Eastern
District of California.

At this writing, I have the assistance of lawyers in resisting the
government’s actions in regard to my papers. But I have learned
from hard experience that it is unwise to leave everything in the
hands of lawyers; one is well advised to research the legal issues
oneself, keep track of what the lawyers are doing, and intervene
when necessary. Such work is time-consuming, especially when
one is confined in a maximum-security prison and therefore has
only very limited access to law books.

I would have preferred to delay publication of the present
book until I’d had time to prepare its contents properly, but it
seemed advisable to publish before the government took action
to confiscate all my papers. I have, moreover, another reason to
avoid delay: The Federal Bureau of Prisons has proposed new
regulations that would allow prison wardens to cut off almost
all communications between allegedly “terrorist” prisoners and
the outside world. The proposed regulations are published in the
Federal Register, Volume 71, Number 63, pages 16520-25.
I have no idea when the new regulations may be approved, but
if and when that happens it is all too possible that my communications
will be cut off. Obviously it is important for me to publish
while I can still communicate relatively freely, and that is why
this book has to appear now in an unfinished state.

The version of “Industrial Society and its Future” that appears
in this book differs from the original manuscript only in trivial
ways; spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and the like have
been corrected or improved here and there. As far as I know, all
earlier versions of “Industrial Society and its Future” published
in English or French contain numerous errors, such as the omission
of parts of sentences and even of whole sentences, and
some of these errors are serious enough so that they change or
obscure the meaning of an entire paragraph.

What is much more serious is that at least one completely
spurious article has been published under my name. I recently
received word from a correspondent in Spain that an article titled
“La Rehabilitación del Estado por los Izquierdistas” (“The Rehabilitation
of the State by the Leftists”) had been published and
attributed to me. But I most certainly did not write such an article.
So the reader should not assume that everything published
under my name has actually been written by me. Needless to say,
all writings attributed to me in the present book are authentic.
I would like to thank Dr. David Skrbina for having asked questions
and raised arguments that spurred me to formulate and
write down certain ideas that I had been incubating for years.

I owe thanks to a number of other people also. At the end of
“The Truth About Primitive Life” I have thanked by name (and
with their permission) several people who provided me with
materials for that essay, and some of those people have helped
me enormously in other ways as well. In particular, I owe a heavy
debt of gratitude to Facundo Bermudez, Marjorie Kennedy, and
Patrick Scardo. I owe special thanks to my Spanish correspondent
who writes under the pseudonym “Ultimo Reducto”, and
to his lady friend, both of whom provided stimulating argument;
and Ultimo Reducto moreover has ably translated many of my
writings into Spanish. I hesitate to name others to whom I owe
thanks, because I’m not sure that they would want to be named
publicly. But above all I have to thank Dr. Patrick Barriot, who
has shown me the greatest kindness and without whose generous
help this book could not have been published.

For the sake of clarity, I want to state here in summary form
the four main points that I’ve tried to make in my writings.

1. Technological progress is carrying us to inevitable
disaster. There may be physical disaster (for example, some form
of environmental catastrophe), or there may be disaster in terms
of human dignity (reduction of the human race to a degraded
and servile condition). But disaster of one kind or another will
certainly result from continued technological progress.
This is not an eccentric opinion. Among those frightened
by the probable consequences of technological progress are
Bill Joy, whose article “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us”[1]
is now famous, Martin Rees, author of the book “Our Final
Century”[2], and Richard A. Posner, author of “Catastrophe: Risk
and Response”[3]. None of these three is by any stretch of the
imagination radical or predisposed to find fault with the existing
structure of society. Richard Posner is a conservative judge
of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Bill Joy is a well-known computer wizard, and Martin Rees is the
Astronomer Royal of Britain. These last two men, having devoted
their lives to technology, would hardly be likely to fear it without
having good reason to do so.

Joy, Rees, and Posner are concerned mainly with physical disaster
and with the possibility or indeed the likelihood that human
beings will be supplanted by machines. The disaster that technological
progress implies for human dignity has been discussed
by men like Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford, whose books are
widely read and respected. Neither man is considered to be out
on the fringe or even close to it.

2. Only the collapse of modern technological civilization
can avert disaster. Of course, the collapse of technological civilization
will itself bring disaster.
But the longer the technoindustrial
system continues to expand, the worse will be the eventual
disaster. A lesser disaster now will avert a greater one later.
1. Wired magazine, April 2000.
2. Published by William Heineman, 2003.
3. Oxford University Press, 2004.
16 T he Road to Revolution

The development of the technoindustrial system cannot be
controlled, restrained, or guided, nor can its effects be moderated
to any substantial degree. This, again, is not an eccentric
opinion. Many writers, beginning with Karl Marx, have noted
the fundamental importance of technology in determining the
course of society’s development. In effect, they have recognized
that it is technology that rules society, not the other way around.
Ellul especially has emphasized the autonomy of technology, i.e.,
the fact that modern technology has taken on a life of its own
and is not subject to human control. Ellul, moreover, was not the
first to formulate this conclusion. Already in 1934 the Mexican
thinker Samuel Ramos[4] clearly stated the principle of technological
autonomy, and this insight was adumbrated as early as
the 1860s by Samuel Butler. Of course, no one questions the obvious
fact that human individuals or groups can control technology
in the sense that at a given point in time they can decide what
to do with a particular item of technology. What the principle of
technological autonomy asserts is that the overall development
of technology, and its long-term consequences for society, are
not subject to human control. Hence, as long as modern technology
continues to exist, there is little we can do to moderate its

A corollary is that nothing short of the collapse of technological
society can avert a greater disaster. Thus, if we want
to defend ourselves against technology, the only action we can
take that might prove effective is an effort to precipitate the
collapse of technological society.
Though this conclusion is an
obvious consequence of the principle of technological autonomy,
and though it possibly is implied by certain statements of Ellul,
I know of no conventionally published writer who has explicitly
recognized that our only way out is through the collapse of technological
society. This seeming blindness to the obvious can only
be explained as the result of timidity.

If we want to precipitate the collapse of technological society,
then our goal is a revolutionary one under any reasonable definition
of that term. What we are faced with, therefore, is a need
for out-and-out revolution.
4. El perfil del hombre y la cultura en México, décima edicion, Espasa-
Calpe Mexicana, Mexico City, 1982 (originally published in 1934), pages
3. The political left is technological society’s first line of
defense against revolution. In fact, the left today serves as a
kind of fire extinguisher that douses and quenches any nascent
revolutionary movement.
What do I mean by “the left”? If you
think that racism, sexism, gay rights, animal rights, indigenous
people’s rights, and “social justice” in general are among the
most important issues that the world currently faces, then you
are a leftist as I use that term. If you don’t like this application of
the world “leftist”, then you are free to designate the people I’m
referring to by some other term. But, whatever you call them, the
people who extinguish revolutionary movements are the people
who are drawn indiscriminately to causes: racism, sexism, gay
rights, animal rights, the environment, poverty, sweatshops,
neocolonialism..... it’s all the same to them. These people constitute
a subculture that has been labeled “the adversary culture”[5].

Whenever a movement of resistance begins to emerge, these
leftists (or whatever you choose to call them) come swarming to
it like flies to honey until they outnumber the original members
of the movement, take it over, and turn it into just another leftist
faction, thereby emasculating it. The history of “Earth First!”
provides an elegant example of this process.[6]

4. What is needed is a new revolutionary movement,
dedicated to the elimination of technological society, that
will take measures to exclude all leftists, as well as the assorted
neurotics, lazies, incompetents, charlatans, and persons deficient
in self-control who are drawn to resistance movements in
America today. Just what form a revolutionary movement should
take remains open to discussion. What is clear is that, for a start,
people who are serious about addressing the problem of technology
must establish systematic contact with one another and a
sense of common purpose; they must strictly separate themselves
from the “adversary culture”; they must be oriented toward practical
action, without renouncing a priori the most extreme forms
of action; and they must take as their goal nothing less than the
dissolution of technological civilization.
5. See Paul Hollander, The Survival of the Adversary Culture.
6. The process is ably documented by Martha F. Lee, Earth First!:
Environmental Apocalypse, Syracuse University Press, 1995.
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby akwilks on Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:57 pm

New letter from Ted - handwriting: ... 01-018.pdf

Go to page 4.
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby akwilks on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Bari car after bombing: ... ombing.gif

Sign found near lumber mill bomb, thought to be written by same man who placed the Bari car bomb. Note Germanic Rune style letters, a subject both Zodiac and Kaczynski knew well. The "S" letters here look like the Nazi SS. Kaczynski had many books on Germany, Hitler, Norse myths ( a heavy influence on both Wagner and Nazi thought). Zodiac used a 9mm Luger pistol, the side arm of SS officers. Both the cross hair symbol used by Z and the Yggdrasil - Algiz Rune symbol drawn by Kaczynski are Germanic Rune letters adopted by the Third Reich. ... panybo.gif

Bari death threat - her picture in a rifle symbol. Which also looks like the Zodiac symbol! Bari had enemies in the timber industry, but this doesn't seem to be their style. Could well have come from same person who did the car bomb. Feces was next to this death threat. Ted is thought to have once smeared a dog in feces. ... rgetin.gif

There is lot to discuss and analyse in these new Ted writings, politically, philosophically, word usage, ideas about total collapse of civilization, use of violence, the handwriting, other clues. But the "Earth First!" reference jumped out at me because it confirms something Doug, myself and others suspected.
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby tomc on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:43 pm

The cross-hair icon was used by the Minuteman in the 1960's, and later by the Secret Army Organization(SAO) in the San Diego, CA. area in the early 1970's.(A take-off of the OAS in Algeria and France). It was also used just prior to JFK's assassination.
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby Gomez on Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 pm

"The Road to Revolution" by Theodore Kaczynski is available to order from Mosaic Press in Canada. ... ucts_id=90

The monetary profits from the sales of this book go to the publisher and the Red Cross.

I ordered this book in February and I received it last week. It seems that there was a delay in the printing.

In the introduction, it seems that Kaczynski is someone who is concerned about "spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and the like" and "the omission of parts of sentences and even of whole sentences".
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby Doug on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:41 am

Excellent work to dig this up--I can't imagine why none of the news outlets didn't pick up on it. I've ordered my copy and will be interested to see just what Kaczynski has to say. Interesting that he seems now to be admitting to his identity as the Unabomber for the first time; perhaps he sees his situation as so hopeless that he might as well. And of course the distancing from Earth First is quite revealing, although I believed all along that its leftist nature would have been a big turn-off for him!
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby Gomez on Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:07 am


For obvious reasons, the bibliography in "The Road to Revolution" does not include your book "The Unabomber and the Zodiac".

However, it does include Robert Graysmith's book "Unabomber: A Desire to Kill" which might indicate that Theodore Kaczynski has read that book. I wonder if Kaczynski read the part in the book where Graysmith compares Kaczynski/Unabomber to the Zodiac?
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby Doug on Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:51 am

I'll bet he has, Gomez--he's a smart guy with plenty of time on his hands.
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby linda on Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:45 am

I ordered this book many weeks ago and my check cleared approximately 1 month ago. Haven't received the book yet. Did it take a long time for you to get yours? I've tried e-mailing for a status, but haven't received a response. Thanks!
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Re: New Book By Kaczynski

Postby Lola on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:37 pm

Linda, did they ever send you the book??
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